UTA Chosen to Lead National Hispanic College-to-Career Initiative
By UT Arlington University Communications
Posted on February 05, 2018, February 05, 2018

Career Initiative

The University of Texas at Arlington was chosen to lead a national initiative aimed at enhancing career readiness for Hispanic students and meeting the labor demands of local and national employers.

Michele Bobadilla, UTA's assistant provost for Hispanic student success, was chosen by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation to lead the foundation's University Partnerships initiative.

The initiative's goal is to build a robust college-to-career pipeline between Hispanic-Serving Institutions, like UTA, and the corporations who partner with the Foundation, resulting in enhanced career readiness for students and an immediately employable talent pool for various industries.

"The initial focus of University Partnerships will be to identify strong regional matches between universities, community colleges, and businesses working with Hispanic chambers of commerce across the state, and begin to network the entities and leverage shared resources," Bobadilla said. "There are multiple reasons why UTA is the right institution to spearhead this effort."

UTA serves more Hispanic students than any other four-year public university in North Texas. It is also one of only 10 universities in the nation to achieve the designation of both Hispanic-Serving Institution and R-1: Highest Research Activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Click here to read more about the college-to-career initiative.

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